Guest Post by Joe Mazza
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Last year the @NYTimesLearning blog held a conversation on summer reading, sharing many resources which added to the 2012 #PTchat discussion on summer reading. This week we’ve got a variety of amazing connected educators and parents ready to share out during the annual #PTchat on summer reading.
We’ve invited teachers, librarians, parents and all around good people like @joycevalenza @SOMSlibrary @cybraryman1 @ontheshelf4kids @shannonmmiller @johnfritzky and others to pace our conversation. Below are some of the questions we’ll be posing during the one-hour chat.
- What K-12 expectations should we have for students to read over the summer? Why?
- What are the ways classroom teachers can encourage summer reading?
- If parents are encouraging summer reading, what kinds of things are they most likely doing?
- How can keep school libraries stay virtually open when so many are closed from June-September?
- What tech tools can be used to encourage summer reading, keep logs or share literary experiences?
- How can the whole family encourage summer reading? What practices would you recommend?
- How can we make these summer habits the norm in students’ homes?
Please join us Wednesday, 5/29 at 9PM EDT for a one hour conversation on how parents and teachers can make the most of summer reading opportunities for kids. Use #PTchat and #summerreading in your tweets.